1.14 Spa Boy start – up guide
NOTE: 1.14.1 Spa Boy Start-Up Overview Flowchart
This flowchart provides an overview of the Spa Boy start-up process.
The detailed support procedures are contained in this document.
All checks and test should be carried out in accordance with the in accordance with Arctic Spas Spa Boy Owners Manual.
1.14.2 Fill Spa With Water Power Up Spa
The following steps provide guidance to help establish correct chemically balanced water. To help ensure chemicals dissolve appropriately it is good practice to first mix/dissolve the chemical in an uncontaminated container of hot water before carefully adding to the spa water.
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Steps to Fill Spa With Water Power Up Spa and Set Water Temperature
Fill your spa through the filter intake as shown to the appropriate level (just under the head rests). If you have sediment or high mineral content a “carbon filled pre-filter”, as pictured, can help. (This is optional and will prolong the fill time).
Once the spa is filled to the proper level, connect power to the spa in accordance with the Arctic Spas Owners Manual, and turn the power on to the spa on.
Set the water temperature control on the Topside Controller to the desired temperature (between 100°F and 104°F or 38°C and 40°C)
1.14.3 Program Filtration Cycles/Filtration Duration
The system will automatically perform 4 one hour filtration cycles per day, 6 hours apart. The above system factory filtration settings can be adjusted by the consumer through:
• onSpa power management using your device such as smart phone or tablet that has been connected to your spa through WiFi. Refer onSpa user Guide.
• The topside controller low level programing. Refer Arctic Spas Quick Reference Card or Arctic Spas Owners Manual.
1.14.4 Stabilise Spa Water
Before you attempt to balance the water, the water temperature must first reach a minimum temperature of 85°F, (29°C).
Note: Do not be tempted to use your spa at this time.
Once the spa has been filled with water, powered up and filtration requirements set, place the insulated cover on the spa and allow the water temperature to stabilize (approximately 16 hours). Make sure you secure the cover in place using the cover locks. Periodically check the spa water temperature.
When the water temperature climbs above 85°F, (29°C) proceed to the next step.
Note: As heat impacts both Calcium and Total Alkalinity a little, it is highly recommended to heat the water above 29°C (85°F) before advancing to Establishing Correct Water Chemistry.
1.14.5 Establishing Correct Water Chemistry
The following steps provide guidance to help establish correct chemiclly balanced water.
To hlep ensure chemicals dissolve apprpriately it is good practice to first mix/dissolve the chemical in an uncontaminated container of hot water before adding to the spa water.
Test Calcium hardness. Level should be between 50-150 ppm. If high, lower with a stain & scale controller such as Arctic Pure, Best Defense, to help hold the Calcium in suspension Test pH. Levels should be between 7.2 – 7.6.NOTE: Salt systems perform best with Low Calcium levels. Do not increase Calcium hardness level.
WARNING: Skipping this step on Start-up can cause scaling problems and cloudy water that may not be covered under warranty.
NOTE: Use all products according to directions on the bottle.
Test Total Alkinity. It should be 80 – 100 ppm (100 max). If high, lower total Alkalinity with Arctic Pure, Adjust Down (pH Down) or muriatic acid. Do not raise Total Alkalinity!WARNING: Skipping this step on Start-up can cause scaling problems and cloudy water that may not be covered under warranty.
NOTE: Use all products according to directions on the bottle.
Test pH. Levels should be between 7.2 – 7.6.
If pH is high, (over 7.6) add Arctic Pure, Adjust Down.
If pH is low, (under 7.2) add Arctic Pure, Adjust Down.NOTE: Use all products according to directions on the bottle.
NOTE: Salt systems naturally drive pH levels to increase, stive to achieve a Balanced pH level.
NOTE: High pH will cause calcium to precipitate (fall out of suspecsion). The problem with calcium falling out of suspension is that it collects on the heater and pump, and shortens thier life.
Dissolve 1/3 of the required recommended salt doseage in a 5 Gallon (20 litre) pail of hot water.Refer Arctic Spas – Spa Boy Salt Dosage Chart contained in this guide.
WARNING: Salt causes pH to rise, to help ensure pH can be managed within the target range, it is most important not to add the entire salt dose in one step. If all the salt is added in one dose it may increase thepH level to an unmanageable level that requires the spas water to be drained.
(a) Slowly pour the dissolved salt from the pail into the spa water.
(b) Run pumps for 5 minutes to help mix salt blend through.
(c) Wait 1 hour.
(d) Then re-test and adjust Total Alkalinity level accordingly.
(e) Then re-test and adjust pH level accordingly.Refer: Steps 2 and 3 for correct TA/pH levels.
Step 6. Repeat Steps 4 & 5
Repeat steps 4 and 5, ensuring all sub steps are carried out accordingly.
Step 7. Repeat Steps 5 & 6
Repeat steps 5 and 6, ensuring all sub steps are carried out accordingly.
If sodium chloride levels are low, dissolve 1/2 lbs (225 Grams) of salt (using cup provided) into hot water. Pour the dissolved salt into the spa water. Test sodium chloride level.
Repeat until required sodium chloride level is reached:
Spa Boy Version – Minimum – Maximum
Version 1 R1 2000ppm 2500ppm
Note: The Arctic Spas Spa Boy Salt Chart in this guide provides the estimated impact of adding 1/2 lb (225 Grams) of salt to your spa.
Note: Having the correct dosage of salt concentration, will reduce potential corrosion and increase the life of the Spa Boy Output Electrode.
1.14.6 Arctic Spas Spa Boy Salt Dose Guidance Table
The following table identifies the dosage of Arctic Pure Sea Salt Blend that is required for each Arctic Spa model and estimated impact of adding 225g of salt.
Use this table for Spa Boy Version 1 R1.
Operating at the desired salt concentration will reduce potential corrosion and increase the life of the Spa Boy Output Electrode.
Arctic Spas – Spa Boy Version 1 R1 Salt Dosage Chart
(Approximately Bottom of Head Rest)
(Salinity Range for Spa Boy Version 1 R1 must be between 1500ppm – 1800 ppm)
Spa model Litres – US gal kg Lb 225 Grams 1/2 lb
Fox 884 234 1.5 3.3 255ppm 255ppm
Glacier 1144 302 2.0 4.2 195ppm 195ppm
Glacier XL 1300 343 2.2 4.8 190ppm 190ppm
Cub 1185 313 2.0 4.4 190ppm 190ppm
Klondiker 1431 378 2.4 5.5 175ppm 175ppm
Frontier 1330 351 2.3 4.9 175ppm 175ppm
Summit 1405 371 2.4 5.2 165ppm 165ppm
Summit XL 1988 525 3.4 7.4 120ppm 120ppm
Yukon 1360 359 2.3 5.0 163ppm 163ppm
Kodiak 1592 420 2.7 5.9 150ppm 150ppm
Norwegian 1565 413 2.7 5.9 138ppm 138ppm
Tundra 1700 449 2.9 6.3 138ppm 138ppm
Swim Spa (AWP) Not Wolverine or Ocean 6090 1609 10.2 22.5 37ppm 37ppm
Swim Spa (AWP) Wolverine 5522 1459 9.3 20.4 40ppm 40ppm
Swim Spa (AWP) Ocean 5100 1347 8.6 18.8 45ppm 45ppm
Note: The Spa Boy Owners Manual Version 1 R1 provides supportive procedures for Spa Boy set up.
1.14.7 Connect your Spa to the Home Network
To use My Arctic Spa Web based after sales support system you must first connect your spa to your home network.
To achieve this first connect to your spas Wifi with your web device such as Smart Phone or iPad. You should have received instructions from your Dealer on how to do this, if it was not done during the Spa installation process.
Watch this video that explains how to connect to your spas wifi.
Then connect your spa to your home network.
Follow the instruction provided to you by your Dealer, Home Network Connect via Web- Browser.
The following link also shows you the methods of connecting to your spa through your home network, just click here.
1.14.8 Register Spa With My Arctic Spa
You will now need to register your spa through the internet with My Arctic Spa.
My Arctic Spa is a Web based after sales support system designed and built by Arctic Spas especially for Arctic Spas owners that have Spa Boy installed in their spa.
My Arctic Spa has been designed to receive data from your spa over the internet through the spas Wi-Fi system. The data is logged and saved by My Arctic Spa on a continual basis.
The web address is: www.myarcticspa.com
Refer Section 1.15 My Arctic Spa for registration details.
1.14.9 Sanitizer and pH Readings
The following provides guidance on the establishment and maintenance of sanitizer and pH readings.
You should have ORP sanitizer (Chlorine) readings within 24 hours.
24 hours post adding the salt to the spas water, My Arctic Spa will be able to provide accurate readings regarding the ORP sanitizer (chlorine) reading, and pH reading.
Important: Always check the pH and ORP (sanitizer) levels before each spa use.
If the pH reading is out of range (to high), adjust accordingly with Arctic Pure, Adjust Down
* Expect the pH to increase slowly over each week and when the pH gets too high use Arctic Pure, Adjust Down to correct it.
High pH will cause premature failure of the Spa Boy Output Electrode, cloudy water, and decreased effectiveness of the sanitizer.